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APERTURES - creating NEW, collecting NOW

March - May 2017

This is exhibition number 3 of ‘Collecting Together'- a new and ongoing series of exhibitions on campus

Location: The Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

The concourse is located at ground level in the building immediately on the right as you enter from the junction of Nassau Street and Dawson street, via the pedestrian entrance to the university, link to campus map here

Full details below

Trinity College Dublin Arts Building'APERTURES - collecting NEW, collecting NOW'
introduces ten new artists to the collections, whose work we have purchased and received by donation this year. In selecting contemporary art for the University, we hope to open up new kinds of opportunities - or apertures - for contemplation, stimulation and inspiration across the campus.

Art has the power to foster new ways to connect creatively with our own thoughts and with artists whose work and ideas are new to us or to the collections.

The exhibition consists of three main display panels in the Arts Building concourse elucidating three different means by which the University has acquired art in the past year:

Provost's Fund for Contemporary Art

College Gallery Art Hire Scheme Purchases


We necessarily focus on a selection of our new acquisitions, however, we have acquired hundreds of works over the past decade which have already been integrated into the campus.

A full list of acquisitions for 2016-17 is available here, with the list from 2007 to the present coming soon. Please enjoy the additional links to biographies and images therein.

We are hugely appreciative of the ongoing support of the Provost, the College Gallery Hire Scheme participants, and all our donors in enabling the University to deepening the scope of our collections while simultaneously striving forth in the contemporary.

'APERTURES - creating NEW, collecting NOW', exhibition information panels:

Exhibition panel 1 - beside The J.M. Synge Lecture Theatre and nearest to The Lecky Library entrance

Exhibition panel 1a - niche at left corner of panel 1, beside The J.M. Synge Lecture Theatre

Exhibition panel 2 - beside The Jonathan Swift Lecture Theatre

Exhibition panel 3 - beside The Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre

We hope you will enjoy this opportunity to see a wider group of significant Irish and international artworks from the University Art Collections. 

Remember you can also download a Smartphone Tour of the Modern Art on Campus in English and in Irish

If you wish to keep updated on the Trinity College Art Collections, please check back at this website

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